Lexus RX

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The Lexus RX is a luxury mid-sized SUV which has been on sale in the UK since 2000 and today rivals the likes of the BMW X5Mercedes-Benz GLE and Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

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The Lexus RX is a luxury mid-sized SUV which has been on sale in the UK since 2000 and today rivals the likes of the BMW X5Mercedes-Benz GLE and Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

Here in the UK the RX arrived with just one 3-litre petrol engine mated to a four-wheel drive transmission and was more commonly known as the RX 300.

It was a huge success worldwide and sold over 370,000 units in its five years on the market, becoming the best-selling Lexus model shortly after its introduction. 

The second-generation model was launched early 2003 and featured a sleeker design and a revised version of the 3.0-litre V6 engine which now came with a five-speed automatic transmission. 

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Most Popular New and Used Model Reviews

Lexus RX SUV 2016 on

4 out of 5
Lexus RX SUV 2016 on

New price range:
£52,490 - £63,290

Used price range:
£14,177 - £50,955

  • Low CO2 hybrid model drives well
  • Quiet
  • Comfortable and refined
  • Five-star crash test rating
  • Lots of standard kit
  • Difficult to make a case for 200t version
  • No plug-in hybrid option
  • Expensive list price
  • Infotainment system feels old already

Lexus RX L 2018 on

Not Yet Rated

Lexus RX L 2018 on

New price range:
£53,780 - £65,440

Used price range:
£25,794 - £52,293

Lexus RX Estate 2003 - 2009

3.5 out of 5
Lexus RX Estate 2003 - 2009

New price range:
£30,305 - £45,745

Used price range:
£1,098 - £8,084

Good refinement, easy to drive, comfortable long distance cruiser, strong performance
Awkward looks, hybrid system not quite as good as a conventional diesel, not as enjoyable to drive as alternatives

Lexus RX Competitors

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

BMW X5

BMW X5